Discovered Hidden Hawaiian Petroglyphs

One of the petroglyphs photographed on Pine Trees beach. ( Avi Salvio )

Discovered Hidden Hawaiian Petroglyphs

Hawaii News Now reports that petroglyphs were spotted on Pine Trees Beach of the Big Island’s Kona Coast. Resident Avi Salvio took pictures of two of the petroglyphs before they had disappeared under the sand again less than 24 hours later. “They’re a really special thing to see, but they disappear really fast,” Salvio told the news agent.

Hawaii News Now reports that petroglyphs were spotted on Pine Trees Beach of the Big Island’s Kona Coast. Resident Avi Salvio took pictures of two of the petroglyphs before they had disappeared under the sand again less than 24 hours later. “They’re a really special thing to see, but they disappear really fast,” Salvio told the news agent.

A complete analysis of the petroglyphs has not been possible, as most of the time they are hidden by 10 feet (3.05 meters) of sand. However, it is estimated about 70 ancient petroglyphs lie buried along the shore of Pine Trees. Hawaii News Now reports that there are more petroglyphs at Rock Piles and Ke Iki. It is thought that there are tens of thousands of these types of petroglyphs to be found throughout the island chain.
Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL

 

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